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  1. Sermon Text on Geno’s Blog

    Community Updates

    Dearly Beloved, as promised I have published the text of my sermon from this past Sunday (5/17/15) on my blog.  You can get there by clicking on this link: genohild.com/?p=3150.

  2. June 12th, Lopata “John Illustration Project” Reception


    “For the past 80 some odd days our illumining Audrey Lopata has undertaken illustrating the Gospel of John. Now, on Friday June 12th, 2015 from 7-9pm Audrey is hosting an exclusive gallery-style exhibit in the Hope Chapel sanctuary. As she puts it, ‘For the opening ceremonies I will probably say a few words on what possessed me to do such a thing, and reflect on the experience, and then faint, cause, ya know…public speaking :/’  This evening is expected to be a rare intersection of our broader community life, worship, art, and joy in the Holy Spirit for all persons alike. Other inducements for attendance include a magazine/ booklet with the complete collection of illustrations for perusal and possible purchase. There will also probably be snacks!”Lopata BoJ Cover

  3. Thursday Morning Bible Study Starts June 4th

    Women of Hope
    Come join the Women of Hope for a summer Bible study on Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.June 4th – July 30th in the 5th grade class room (except July 16th and  23rd).
     A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? Come read and discuss Paul Copland”s “Is God A Moral Monster.”
    Sign Up Below (fill in the info and click “sign up” at the bottom)

    Ladies' Books & Breakfast

    • CHILDCARE IS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE CONTACT JOELENE at michel.joelene@gmail.com with any childcare questions you may have. THANK YOU.

  4. Powerful Testimony

    Community Updates

    Dearly Beloved, I just posted the powerful testimony of a former Hope Chapel participant.  You can find her story on my blog here.  She tells how sharing about her same-sex attraction in the church led to isolation and deep despair.  Jesus is bringing healing.  But her story echoes a major theme of Sunday’s sermon–we must be able to talk about this subject among ourselves and embrace those who struggle with this orientation.  –geno

  5. 8MM This Saturday, May16



    Saturday May 16th, 2015 at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop, in the Cellar Room, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sign up here.  Email Kevin Daniel  or visit the “Events Details” section of www.Hopearts.org for details and event specifics. Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop is located at 2001 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757. Artists are encouraged to visit www.HopeArts.org for more information about the arts ministry.


  6. Current Feast Magazine Deadline


    FEAST Deadline,May 21st ,  2015

    Writers, visual artists, laity! You are invited to submit work for the next edition of Feast, our Hope community art magazine publication. Deadline for submissions 9:59 p.m. Thursday .

    Written work: 350 words max: poems, essays, lyrical prose, short fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, a travel log entry, anything written having to do with sermons at Hope, artwork in the gallery, teachings in the various ministries and classes.

    Visual art and photography on the same general themes. Jpeg and PDF formats, your choice of pixel size.

    Visit the “Events Details” tab at www.HopeArts.org for magazine and ministry details, or email kevinj.daniel@gmail.com with submissions.